Disney has found a new princess. West Side Story rising actress Rachel Zegler will play the “fairest of them all” in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The original film was released in 1937, which pioneered Disney into its animation legacy. The film had significant success and received an Honorary Oscar award in the 1939 Academy Awards. Snow White is one of many films that Disney plans to revamp into a live-action film. Here is everything we know about the upcoming movie.
Who is in it?
According to Deadline, Zegler has been cast as Snow White. She is the latest star to tackle the role: Sarah Patterson (Snow White), Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror), Kristen Stewart (Snow White and the Huntsman), and Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon A Time) played her in previous live-action adaptations. Zegler will be the first Colombian-Polish actress to play a Disney princess.
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Per Deadline, Disney’s Snow White adaptation will expand upon the original story and include new songs written by with La La Land songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The Girl on the Train screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson will write the adaptation’s script. Marc Platt will serve as a producer.
Marc Webb (The Amazing Spiderman) will direct the film. Webb spoke to Deadline about Zegler landing the role of Snow White. “Rachel’s extraordinary vocal abilities are just the beginning of her gifts. Her strength, intelligence, and optimism will become an integral part of rediscovering the joy in this classic Disney fairytale,” he told the outlet.
Has production begun?
Production is set to start in 2022, per Deadline.
When’s the release date?
Disney has not announced a release date for the film or whether the film will premiere in theaters or Disney+.
More information will be added as the movie develops.
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